1902 Edward VII Coronation by Byam Shaw Sceptre Holders


A very rare and fine lithograph print of the 3 nobles carrying the sceptres and rod at the 1902 Coronation service of King Edward VII.

The picture is by the renowned artist Byam Shaw, better known for his illustrations for books during the Art Nouveau period. The person on the left is the 8th Duke of Roxburghe Henry Innes-Ker, Holder of the Staff of St Edward. The other two are not known to us, although the one on the right is holding the Royal sceptre with Dove. Research tells us that it would be the 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon Charles Henry Gordon Lennox. However, the face doesn’t match photographic examples. All three are dressed in matching regalia and Grand Master awards and have been wonderfully captured in the sketch by Byam Shaw. The picture is quite large and has been produce by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd, of London S.E.. We can find no other example of this image, either in collections or for sale. The print has been tastefully mounted, framed and glazed. It is one of 5 different pictures of the Coronation that we have listed for sale.

John Byam Liston Shaw (1872-1919), better known as Byam Shaw, was a British painter, illustrator, designer and teacher. Throughout his career Byam Shaw worked competently in a wide variety of media including oils, watercolour, pastels, pen and ink and deployed techniques such as dyeing and gilding. He was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and took many of his subjects from the poems of Rossetti. He exhibited frequently at Dowdeswell's gallery in New Bond Street, where he had at least five solo exhibitions between 1896 and 1916.

Henry John Innes-Ker 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876-1932) was a politician and courtier. His first cousin was Winston Churchill.

Size image: 48 x 34.5 cm (18 7/8 x 13 5/8 inches)
Size frame: 66.5 x 53 x 1.5 cm (26 ¼ x 20 7/8 x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 2700 g